A school full of secrets... and one girl who can unlock them all
After narrowly escaping death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, seventeen-year-old Ava-line Hall is sent to Blythewood Academy, the elite girls’ boarding school in New York’s Hudson Valley that her mother attended years before. Ava hopes to solve the mystery of her mother’s death and its connection to the students who keep disappearing from Blythewood. But the school is not all that it appears... and neither is the handsome young man who saved Ava from the fire. What’s the meaning of the extraordinary powers Ava possesses? Who’s good and who’s evil? And who has the right to make that distinction?
Vivid and atmospheric, full of mystery and magic, this beautifully written page-turner by bestselling adult author Carol Goodman portrays a world — both real and imagined — on the brink of change, and one girl’s relentless pursuit of the truth
Carol Goodman is the author of The Lake of Dead Languages, The Seduction of Water, The Drowning Tree, The Ghost Orchid, The Sonnet Lover, and The Night Villa. The Seduction of Water won the Hammett Prize, and others of her novels have been nominated for the Dublin/IMPAC Award and the Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her fiction has been translated into eight languages. She lives in New York State with her family.
Carol Goodman has also published books under the pseudonym of Juliet Dark.